Top 200 Places: Ohio’s African Safari Wildlife Park

African Safari Wildlife Park
267 Lightner Road
Port Clinton,

Visit the Midwest’s only drive thru safari park with your pooch. Tour the 100 plus acre preserve and see hundreds of rare and exotic animals from around the world. Many of the animals roam free within the park. Dogs must remain in the car at the drive thru section. The park is open during the spring, summer and fall, rain or shine. During the summer the park is in full operation and the rates are $17.95 per person ages 7 and up. Children 4 to 6 pay are $11.95. Children 3 years or less, and dogs get in for free. To get there from Sandusky, go 17 miles west of Cedar Point via Route 6 west to Route 2 west. Exit Route 53 north/Catawba Island.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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